Although vaping started out as an alternative to actual cigarettes, the wide availability of flavours and the “hobby factor” that exists with vape rebuilding has added a “lifestyle” vibe to vaping.
While there is still no conclusive evidence about how harmful vaping is, researchers have already shown that vaping is much less detrimental compared to actual cigarettes.
According to an article in tech.co, an American FDA report found only nine contaminates in vapes compared to the 11,000 in an actual cigarette.
As more and more young adults choose vaping instead of cigarettes (due to the the increasing lifestyle factor, as well as the fact that it’s a less harmful alternative to cigarettes), the industry has the potential to continue growing and should be regulated.
E-cigarette sales in the US are expected to hit $3.5 billion in 2015 and $7 billion worldwide. Further, specialists noted that vaping is substantially more affordable than combustible cigarettes and rechargeable e-cigarettes, and that the vaping lifestyle is attractive.
Indeed, as the world becomes more globalized through social networks, more attractive lifestyles change our society faster and faster. As these devices become more accepted by young adults, their market share will grow, more competitors will take place, and there will be the need for a regulation.